• Google to Phase Out ‘Secure' Badge In Chrome's Address Bar

    3 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    A couple of years ago, to help encourage websites to adopt HTTPS, they started to mark websites on Chrome with “Secure” badges in the address bar. This let users know if a website was using HTTPS or not, but fast forward a few years later, Google thinks that those badges are no longer needed. According to Google, “Users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they'll be warned when there's an issue. Since we'll soon start marking all HTTP pages as ‘not secure', we'll step towards removing Chrome's positive security indicators so that the default unmarked state is secure. Chrome...
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